WKCQ’s Barb Sheltraw Retires after 45 Years
February 24, 2023
Barb Sheltraw, morning co-host at MacDonald Broadcasting's WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) has retired. Sheltraw, who has been with the company for 45 years in various roles, has been heard in AM drive with Jim Kramer since the late 90s.
On her Facebook page last Friday (2/17), Sheltraw wrote, "Monday morning (2/20) is my last air shift on 98 KCQ. I am retiring. I've already worked more years than my dad worked. 45 years goes by so fast. I want another 45 more only doing what I want to do every day. I have worked for the very best radio station in Mid-Michigan. And thank Mac, Jim and many others for making me the broadcaster I am today. I am swallowing hard so I don't blubber. I will MISS YOU MORE than you will miss me."
Sheltraw joined the station as a receptionist in 1978 before rising to Promotions Director and then moving on-air in mornings with Kramer. She told MLive.com, “Here, I always felt like I was part of the growth of this business rather than just a cog in the wheel. That, for me, is the best thing I could ever hope for in a career in broadcasting. The hardest part for me (in retiring) will that I won’t be a part of that.”